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Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Talented Tuesday - Toppytoppy

I would like you to meet Coral and her Etsy shop:  Toppytoppy.

If you are looking for wonderful and unique handmade accessories, high quality knit and crochet designs like Fingerless Gloves, Hats, Scarfs, Headbands, Baby Sweaters, Children Sweaters, Boleros and Poncho Shawls.. Then you will love the items at Toppytoppy.
Let's get to know Toppytoppy and Coral:

What would you like us to know about you?
My name is Coral, I'm from Mexico, have been living in Chicago for many years and have 4 wonderful (grown up) children and are blessed with a precious grandson. My mother taught me to knit when I was 9 years old but at that time I didn't liked it. I began crocheting in 1969. At the same time, I begin to use a knitting machine to make most of my clothes. Later, in 1985 I went back to hand knitting.
What prompted you to open an Etsy Shop?
I found out from one of my sons that you could sell handmade on Etsy. All my sales were trough word of mouth of family and friends and some local fairs in my area.I got excited with the idea of starting my own web site. Etsy was the ideal place.
How did you come up with your shop name?
I was talking about it with my children, my grandson overheard and he gave me the name TOPPYTOPPY.

How would you describe your shop?
If it can be crocheted or knit, you can probably find it at Toppytoppy! I make Knitwear for everyone.
My Children items are beautiful, cute, fun, and comfy. For grown ups, I offer great quality, style and business elegance. I love designing new accessories like Cartoon Character Hats and I make Headbands, Scarves, Fingerless Gloves, Poncho Shawls, Sweaters, iPhone covers, Card Holders.

What inspires you?
My Mom was my greatest inspiration, she was an avid knitter and made the most awesome sweaters and scarves for all our family and friends. Now, I get inspired by my grandson. He is my fashion adviser and business promoter, as he often chooses and models my designs and wears them out in public. I try to make everything he likes. I love to do things based on his favorite toys, movies, comics, animals, heroes, anything that he'll love.

Which item in your shop is your favorite to make/find?
I definitely love to make Baby sweaters.
If you were shipwrecked on a desert island, what are the 3 crafty must haves?
Knitting Needles, Hook and Yarn!

Where else can we find you?

Is there anything else you would like to share? 
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buy 3 use code BUYME3 get 25% off
use code SAVEWME for Free shipping Domestic only

Thanks so much Coral.  It has been great getting to know you and discovering your shop and your lovely items.

Now please show Coral some support and let us know which of her pieces are your favorite from her shop! Oh...and go ahead and heart a few of her items along with her shop :)

Have a great week!

knitting yarns


  1. The hat is so cute!

  2. I peeked in her shop -- she has lots of lovely items ... love the owl hat!

  3. Wonderful interview and lady with a whole lot of talent! Good job, Coral, great read.

  4. Thanks so much for the feature Teresa.

    And thanks so much for your words Erika, Sarah and Cindy!

  5. Love this post and I LOVE Coral's items :)


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